Oregon Student’s Poster Selected in SHADE Contest

 

Congratulations to Catherine L. of Bonny Slope Elementary School in Beaverton upon the selection of her poster as the top entry from Oregon in this year’s SHADE contest! Catherine’s entry resulted from CROET outreach into the schools.

The SHADE contest is a collaborative program between the SHADE Foundation of America and the Environmental Protection Agency’s SunWise Program. SHADE and SunWise sponsor this contest, along with other educational programs, in efforts to educate children, their families, and teachers about the dangers of unprotected sun exposures.

This topic is particularly relevant at CROET as we recognize sun exposure as both an occupational and non-occupational health hazard. Research in CROET’s Lloyd & McCullough Labs involves examining DNA repair mechanisms for agents including UV radiation. We recognize that a large part of our lifetime sun exposures are received during our youth, and applaud educational programs for young people that target how to reduce the risk of exposure and disease.

The national SHADE poster winner will be determined through online voting through May 7. Visit the SHADE Foundation website now to see all of the top state selections and vote for your favorite.

Resources:

CROETweb info on Sun Exposure
CROETweb info on Tanning Salons
EPA’s SunWise Program

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Dede supports the Oregon Institute for Occupational Health Sciences (formerly CROET) and the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center's research, engagement and education programs. She is a certified industrial hygienist.

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